Did 9 / 11 Change The Way We Travel?

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1.How did 9/11 change the way we travel? Before the 9/11 attacks, which changed how we travel, airport security was minimal, with just X-rays and metal detectors. No one got a body search, and almost no one’s carry on bag got checked. No aircraft was required to shut the cockpit door, and air marshals weren 't everywhere, only 33 Federal Air Marshals were active on 9/11. Friends and Family were authorized to go all the way to the gate, and people were allowed Swiss Army Knifes on flights. Everyone could arrive just minutes before a flight and no-one would be concerned. Once 9/11 happened, the United States ' TSA did not approve of a weapon of any sort, not even hammers are allowed. Bottled Water isn 't allowed after the security…show more content…
At 8:46:30am, the F-15s have orders to fly, and take of at 8:54 for New York, unaware that it’s already too late, as Flight 11 hits the North Tower of the World Trade Centre 10 seconds before they scramble. Even when flight 11 does hit the tower, NORAD & NEADS still do not know that it was flight 11. If they were to try and find it, even if it was in the air, it would be a challenge because military radar was not set up to look for commercial aeroplanes, cause at the time they weren’t seen as a threat. At 9:03am, United Flight 175, hits the South Tower of the World Trade Centre. NORAD & NEADS only get the message that flight 175 had been hijacked, when it had just crashed. The Otis F-15s only get to New York at 9:13am, and set up a defensive barrier at 9:25. By then, the next hijacking took place in Washington at 9:35am. The last flight, United 93, had 2 unarmed F-16 Fighting Falcons on its tail to execute a kamikaze style attack, but the heroic efforts of the passengers on Flight 93 brought the Boeing 757 down before the F-16s could intervene. 3.What kind of attacks has Al Qaeda do before 9/11? 9/11 was a series of coordinated terror attacks. The 9/11 attacks can be traced back to when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. Osama bin Laden, went to Afghanistan to help the Arabs by helping to organise a mujanideen to resist the Soviets. By the guidance of an Islamic Extremist, Ayman
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